Technology

For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your computer screen.

How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


The New Google Nest Cam Indoor Is Finally Here

The new Google Nest Cam Indoor is a sleek, stylish, and no-stress way to secure your home.


The Amazon Smart Plug Has Almost Half a Million Ratings—Here’s Why

The Amazon Smart Plug does everything from providing home security to turning on the coffee pot from bed. It's an...


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The 10 Safest Smart Doorbells for Your Home

Whether it's opportunity knocking, an annoying salesperson, or a suspicious stranger, now you can safely monitor your porch and decide...

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How to Hide Your House from Google Street View

If you've ever looked up your house on Google street view and seen your car in the driveway and your...


Best Apartment Security Systems

Even if you're a renter, you have options if you're looking for a comprehensive apartment security system that's wireless and...

3 Best Ways to Protect Your Devices During Severe Weather

Don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.


22 Brilliant Uses for Q-Tips That’ll Come in Handy

You know you’re not supposed to use cotton swabs to clean inside your ears (right?), so here are more uses...


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8 Immediate Steps to Take After Your Smart Home Is Hacked

If you suspect your smart home has been hacked there are steps you can take to stop the intruder.


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Home Security Offers That Are Actually Scams

Home security systems should make you feel safe—from the start. Don't fall victim to these common scams.

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12 Best Home Security Systems for Apartment Dwellers

Some security systems require drilling and wiring that apartments, condos, and co-ops don't allow. Here are some good options for...


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14 Things Home Security Experts Never Do in Their Own Homes

An alarm system isn't enough. If you're making any of these security mistakes, experts say that your home is at...


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15 of the Best Smart Home Devices That Are Worth Every Penny

Tech experts dish on the genius products that might just change your life. They're easy to set up too—if you...


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10 Best Home Security Devices Without Monthly Fees

Looking to boost the safety of your home without paying extra fees for monthly monitoring? These DIY home security systems...


12 Top-Rated Hidden Spy Cameras for Your Home

When you want to keep track of what's going on in your home when you're not there, a hidden spy...

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This Is the Most Vulnerable Smart Device in Your Home Right Now

Most of us take extra precautions to protect our personal items from criminals. But how secure is your home's smart...


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10 Smart Appliances That Are Worth It (And 2 That Aren’t)

Twenty years ago, if you asked someone to open the front door with their phone, they would look at you...


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This “Magical” Smart Remote Works With Over 650,000 Devices

So what's so great about this smart home gadget and do you really need one in your life? Let's find...


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6 Places You Should (And Shouldn’t) Store Your Roomba

While these robotic vacuums require very little help from humans, you should keep them in certain spots for the best...


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The 2 Things Google Home Can Do That Alexa Can’t

Hint: One feature has to do with search.


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9 Things in Your Home That Won’t Exist in 10 Years

While some items may maintain vintage appeal, technological advances are phasing out some of these common household items.